Visitor Services Intern

Expected Dates
September 1, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Site
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
PO-00586587
 Position Description: The Visitor Center at Buenos Aires NWR (BANWR) provides the first point of contact to the visiting public when arriving on BANWR. Within the Visitor Center itself are important artifacts and wildlife displays that educate visitors on the history of BANWR and the ecological significance of natural resource conservation, local environmental issues, species identification, and grassland restoration goals of the refuge. This internship position requires a friendly and helpful attitude to assist visitors with maps, directions and to answer any questions they may have about the refuge. Duties include familiarity with audiovisual equipment such as DVD players, Power Point presentations and typing skills using word processing programs, such as Microsoft word and Microsoft Excel. The intern must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages in both group settings as well as individuals. The preferred candidate will be proficient at written communication to aid in the preparation of brochures, press releases and reports and communicate clearly, persuasively, and concisely to a variety of audiences. Duties will also include assisting biological staff when needed such as data entry and additional field support.
  • Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is located along the US/Mexico border 65 miles south of Tucson, Arizona.
  • The intern will be provided with complete training in all aspects of the position.
  • Educational opportunities include nature walks on the Refuge and at the Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson. Numerous outdoor natural resource recreational opportunities are available within and surrounding the Refuge.
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Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Computer Science
some experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Data Entry
some experience
GPS
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience